Sailing Catamarans

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List of all Designs

Woods Designs specialise in the design of sailing catamarans for both home and professional builders. However we also have a small range of dinghies, trimarans and power catamarans
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Before deciding which boat to build it's worth getting as much information as possible. So apart from this web site we have produced lots more to help you.
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Most of our study plans and building plans are now also available as download versions as an alternative to the more traditional paper plan format.

However the digital plans are still the same effective size, generally A1 (approx 3ft x 2ft). So do not try to view them on a smart phone, if indeed the phone allows an image that large to be displayed. The download studyplans cost GBP13.00 and the paper studyplans cost GBP25.00 including postage worldwide

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Also check the Year Review pages for reports about the designs that interest you - each review page headlines the boats mentioned. I also suggest you search the forum pages for the very latest comments by owners and builders

Please note: All plans are drawn in metric units.

To buy study or building plans please use the "Purchase a Design" link in the top menu

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  • Beach Cats and Dinghies

    This range of rowing and sailing dinghies and off the beach catamarans complement the larger catamarans designed by Woods Designs

  • Trimarans Under 20ft

    Four daysailing trimarans, each with a plywood hard chine main hull. The Strike 15 is a complete design, the Strike 16 and 18 use a beach cat for the rig and outriggers. The Tryst 10 is the newest design and is based on the Duo dinghy

  • 20ft to 25ft Catamarans

    The 25ft and under range of designs comprise a variety of trailable boats, either with an open deck layout or with a central cuddy. These boats are suitable for daylight or overnight coastal and "cross-channel" sailing.

    Study plans are available for purchase for all designs (except for Acorn which is available on the Acorn page)

    Download study plans cost GBP13.00. Paper study plans cost GBP25.00 incl postage

  • 25ft to 30ft Catamaran Designs

    The 25ft - 30ft range of designs comprise a wide variety of open deck and bridgedeck boats. These boats have limited load carrying ability and so if sailing long distances you will have to be careful not to overload them.

    Study plans are available for purchase for all designs (except for Saturn which is available on the Saturn page)

    Download study plans cost GBP13.00. Paper study plans cost GBP25.00 incl postage

  • 30 to 40ft Catamarans

    The 30ft - 40ft range of designs comprise a wide variety of open deck and bridgedeck boats.
    These boats have added load carrying and increased seakindliness compared to smaller designs so are more suited for offshore sailing.

    Study plans are available for purchase for all designs (except for Vardo and Transit which are available on the Vardo and Transit pages)

    Download study plans cost GBP13.00. Paper study plans cost GBP25.00 incl postage

  • Catamaran Designs Over 40ft

    The over 40ft range of designs comprise both open and bridge deck cabin boats.
    All these designs are more suited for offshore sailing.We do not recommend home builders to attempt a boat over 40 ft unless experienced and want a boat for charter or long term cruising.
    Most families will find that boats under 40 ft will comfortably meet their needs.

    Study plans are available for purchase for all designs

    Download study plans cost GBP13.00. Paper study plans cost GBP25.00 incl postage

  • Powercats

    In September 2010 we were very pleased to announce the launch of our first powercat design, the trailable Skoota 20. It was a very successful boat which we cruised for two seasons in British Columbia. Three more powercat designs are now available. A centre cockpit, trailable Skoota 24. A 28ft transportable coastal cruiser and a 36ft cruiser. All are semi displacement designs, so not designed for high speeds but rather for good fuel economy and a comfortable ride in any seastate.

    See this article for the reasons why we chose a Skoota 28 as our newest cruising boat

  • About our Download Plans

    Most of our study plans and building plans are now also available as downloads. This is a more convenient option for you as you can receive the plans immediately. It's also more convenient for us as we don't need to spend time in the office printing plans. Thus we sell the downloaded versions at a discount. So if you want to save money when buying the plans (and I'm sure you do!) please consider buying the Download version

    Of course our traditional paper plans are still available. However, they cost more and will take time to arrive by post, so I'm sure you will agree that the downloaded versions are, for most people, the more attractive option. Please note, the paper plan price INCLUDES postage world wide. (But you are responsible for any customs duties and import taxes)

    When your payment has cleared through Paypal you should get two emails. The first is a Paypal receipt, the second is my receipt to you and includes a link to the download you bought. CLICK HERE for a sample receipt.

    Note: The files are quite large, several MB's in most cases, so if you have problems downloading the plans it is often because of a slow ISP and your server times out.

    If you cannot complete the download and get an error message, please don't give up, but try again later. You have 48 hours to complete the download before the system cuts you off. If you still have problems after that please contact me and I will email you the plans direct.

    Before buying plans please check our Terms and Conditions by clicking on this link or see below